Metallica Were "Stupid" to Make Some Kind of Monster, Lars Ulrich Says

Metallica Were 'Stupid' to Make <i>Some Kind of Monster</i>, Lars Ulrich Says
If you've seen Metallica's Some Kind of Monster, you already know that it's one of the most bizarre/brilliant rock documentaries ever, showing the once-macho metal legends baring all in group therapy sessions. Fascinating though it may be, drummer Lars Ulrich now says he regrets giving the movie the go-ahead.

In an interview with Australia's Herald Sun [via Contact Music], Ulrich said, "That thing has taken on a life of its own. I had to live that shit for three fucking years! The whole thing was a mindfuck. I am aware a lot of other musicians seem to have lived a lot of those moments. They weren't necessarily stupid enough to film them like we were and share them with the rest of the world."

The documentary was released over six years ago, but Ulrich admitted that it still haunts him, thanks in part to some high-profile friends. "Every time I see Noel Gallagher he quotes lines from that movie back to me," he said.

Luckily, those turbulent days are now behind him. "The internal dynamic in this band is so radically different now, it's difficult to relate to that film now. It has a third-person vibe."

Apparently, the atmosphere in the band is so positive that they've already set their sights on making the followup to 2008's Death Magnetic. "It would surprise me if it'd be a year before we start making a new album."

Ulrich added, "There's a good chance the turnaround would be less than it's been on previous cycles."